Fans react amusingly on Twitter to speculation David Luiz is heading back to Chelsea
By Harvey Byrne
David Luiz could be heading back to Chelsea after agreeing terms with the club – and Premier League fans have reacted on Twitter in amusing fashion.
The defender left Chelsea for a reported world-record £50million fee for a defender to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2014.
However, after two years the Brazil international is believed to be unsettled in the French capital and is likely to make a sensational move to Stamford Bridge on deadline day.
He has started all three of PSG’s opening Ligue 1 matches of the new campaign, but Mail head of sport Lee Clayton, who is close to the Luiz camp, reported on Wednesday afternoon on his personal Twitter account the defender is set to be announced as a Chelsea player for the second time.
The defender was quite a high profile figure during his previous term in England for his erratic defending and he was once described by Gary Neville as a “Playstation footballer.”
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Fans of Chelsea’s rival club’s including Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United supporters have taken to Twitter to ridicule their rivals over the defender’s impending return.
Here are a selection of their views on Twitter:
Are PSG and Chelsea just going to keep buying Luiz from each other every year to cope with financial fair play rules?
— SpursinBarcelona (@BarcelonaSpurs) August 31, 2016
Chelsea fans are so desperate for a signing that some of them are brainwashing themselves into thinking David Luiz is a good signing
— J (@Matamatically) August 31, 2016
Still can't believe Chelsea are actually signing back David Luiz. Selling him for £50m was one of the biggest achievements they've ever done
— Allan (@GiggsInMidfield) August 31, 2016
We got stick for re-signing Pogba but at least he's an elite player in his position. Luiz is an overexcited puppy lol, Chelsea are panicked.
— Tommy Egan (@NileshP7) August 31, 2016
Chelsea fans now saying Luiz will be good etc.. Lol fickle bunch, rewind 2 years ago he was getting death threats
— Kash (@kash_7860) August 31, 2016
— Jean Pires (@JeanPires1886) August 31, 2016
— Mesut ö (@Ozil_Left_Foot) August 31, 2016
Luiz originally joined Chelsea from Portuguese giants Benfica in a £21.2million move in January 2011.
He made 143 appearances for the London side during his three-year stay winning the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League.
Conte is keen to bring in a new centre-back this summer and has turned to Luiz after failing with bids for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and AC Milan’s Alessandro Romagnoli.
The London club currently have English duo John Terry and Gary Cahill occupying the centre-back positions with Kurt Zouma as backup.
In other Tottenham news, Eric Dier has slated transfer deadline day as unfair to players and managers.